ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On US Forces In Syria

Hannah Bleau

ISIS is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack that targeted US forces in the Syrian city of Manbij.

According to reports, four US service members were killed.

A U.S. military official confirmed separately to CBS News senior national defense correspondent David Martin reports by Kurdish media outlets that at least two Americans were among the dead in the city of Manbij, not far from the Turkish border, after an explosion hit a coalition convoy.

The U.S. military has not confirmed how many American casualties were among the bombing victims on Wednesday, but at least one report said as many as four U.S. service members were killed. If true, Martin notes that it would be the single largest loss of U.S. life in Syria since American forces were deployed there in 2015. It comes just weeks after President Trump declared ISIS defeated and said U.S. troops were coming home.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump has been “fully briefed” and added that they “will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Syria.”

We’ll update you as we find out more.

h/t CBS News

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